Poore, Tom - Laparoscopic Elegy

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Tom Poore
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Poore, Tom - Laparoscopic Elegy

Post by Tom Poore » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:12 am

Last October I experienced my first brush with surgery. It seemed appropriate to commemorate the occasion with a musical response. So I wrote this little piece:

https://youtu.be/JKyy5sNHfso

The sheet music is also freely offered to anyone who wants to take a crack at it. By the way, the subtitle was suggested to me by a friend—oddly, it didn’t occur to me first.

The recording was done with my Roland R-05. Later I’ll do a better recording with my more elaborate equipment. But this recording will give you the gist.

Hope you enjoy both the piece and my performance.

Tom Poore
South Euclid, OH
USA
Last edited by Tom Poore on Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:10 am, edited 5 times in total.

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Re: Poore, Tom - Laparoscopic Elegy

Post by bert » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:37 am

Where did you get the gall to post this? Sorry, couldn't resist. :) :D

That was a very nice piece of music. I enjoyed listening to it, although I did expect something less sweet, because of the laparoscopic part in the title.

Hope you're doing well now.

Bert

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Re: Poore, Tom - Laparoscopic Elegy

Post by Bernhard Heimann » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:16 am

Thanks, Tom - I fully agree with Bert. And thank you for providing the score, which will make the way to
my music stand really soon.
My best wishes for your health.

Bernhard

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Re: Poore, Tom - Laparoscopic Elegy

Post by simonm » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:25 am

Thanks Tom. I enjoyed that piece. As for a better recording, many people would be extremely happy if they could manage to get their recordings that good. For me it is perfect.

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Re: Poore, Tom - Laparoscopic Elegy

Post by Christopher Freitag » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:23 pm

Definitely a cut above some other compositions I have heard.
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Re: Poore, Tom - Laparoscopic Elegy

Post by Christopher Freitag » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:25 pm

So, this is a duet for organ and guitar without the organ part?
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Re: Poore, Tom - Laparoscopic Elegy

Post by Tom Poore » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:54 pm

Thanks to all. I’m fine. The surgery was a minimally invasive procedure. I was released from the hospital about an hour after, and several hours later I took a 45 minute walk. No complications, and very little post op pain. One of the doctors on the surgical team was a guitarist. So we talked shop while they wheeled me in to the operating room.
Where did you get the gall to post this?
I’ve noticed that among internal organs, the gall bladder gets no respect.
So, this is a duet for organ and guitar without the organ part?
Oh I still have organs. They didn’t take out all of them—yet.

Tom Poore
South Euclid, OH
USA

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Re: Poore, Tom - Laparoscopic Elegy

Post by PeteJ » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:42 am

Nice piece and a very good recorded sound.

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